Is it an occupational hazard that as a woman who writes, I have a hard time calling myself a writer? My essay about struggling with imposter syndrome and meeting my “real writer” friend is at Brevity. Read it here.
via Role Reboot The advice is clear. If we want to raise resourceful and successful children, we need to give them opportunities to fail and learn from those failures. We can’t save them from every obstacle or hardship they encounter. I get it. Still, I find myself — an educated, responsible adult who reads smart […]
Have you ever felt you’re becoming invisible as you get older? My take on it, in On Parenting at The Washington Post. I have hit rock bottom. A few days ago, I was walking downtown. A man walked toward me, his face stubbled, his soiled hands clutching plastic shopping bags. An oversized jacket hung loose and […]
For anyone who has ever felt that driving our kids to achieve “mastery” is driving us all crazy, here is my open letter on McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. Dear Mr. Psychologist/Scientist guy, I only have a minute. Do you know why? Because the other ten thousand hours of my life are tied up schlepping my […]
Not long ago, I overheard my husband and son discussing my son’s request for a watch. “Daddy,” he said. “I’m getting bigger now. I’m ten years old! I think it’s time I had a watch.” Of course the eventual promise of a timepiece is not the end of the story, it’s merely the beginning–at least […]
Modern life moves fast. But is it time to start making adjustments to how we’re playing the game? Read more at The Good Men Project
Sometimes homework can be very stressful – literally. Read more
Ever since I quit my “real” job — the one that required me to put on a cute outfit and leave the house every morning — I’ve had a problem with the question “What do you do?” I tend to fumble around a response before slowly slinking off or feigning interest in a distant object. […]